Is Radiofrequency Radiation From 5G Safe?

By Miranda Allen

5G is the next generation of cellular network technology. That said, there are people and advocacy groups concerned about radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure to it. The concern isn’t new; but it is becoming more prominent. Questions mostly arise from the public about radiation exposure and the effects it could have.

People are wondering what effect RF has, and whether they are protected. As a Radiofrequency Radiation Safety expert, I’ll answer the 7 questions I receive the most.

Q: Is RF dangerous to the general public?
RF is not typically dangerous to those in the general public.

Most transmitters of RF are on building rooftops or on top of streetlights or utility poles. With 5G, we will see many more of these small cell configurations on the light or electric poles.

Learn how OSHA and the FCC can help you keep your teams safe from 5G RF radiation.

Originally published on June 1, 2020